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Gateshead Council’s Free Hearing Loss service has helped lots of Gateshead residents of all ages, with a range of practical solutions fitted free of charge in their own home.

The service can provide:

  • Smoke alarms
  • Flashing door bells
  • Alert pager systems linked to baby monitors
  • Door alert systems
  • Telephone amplifiers

Plus other equipment tailored to your individual needs.

“This service has been 
an amazing help. I now feel that I can live without fear in my own home and I feel I don’t have to rely on my friends for my hearing.” Gateshead resident, Mr Fayaz-Moharamy

If you are profoundly deaf or hard of hearing and would like to be assessed for this free service, please contact us by:

Phone: 0191 433 7033
Text: 07860 781 832

We’ll then arrange to meet up with you in your home at a time that is convenient for you.

General advice

For general advice about this service (not referral enquiries),
the council’s sensory support worker Sean Golden, will be happy to talk to you.

You can contact Sean on 0191 433 2899 or text him on 07860 781 832.

To find out about the full range of adult social care services and how they might help you contact Adult Social Care Direct .


Contact us

For further information about adult social care in Gateshead contact:
Adult Social Care Direct, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Phone: 0191 433 7033
Online enquiry form